Drury (hand) was shifted to the 60-day disabled list prior to Wednesday's game. Though Drury was unlikely to return to the field during the final stretch of the season, this move confirms that his 2018 campaign has come to a close. In a disappointing year, the infielder battled injuries and a months-long demotion, which led to only 26 games played at the major-league level between Toronto and New York. In a corresponding move, Jon Berti had his contract selected from the minors.
Drury (hand) is unlikely to return before the end of the season, Gregor Chisholm of MLB.com reports. Drury has been out since Aug. 7 with a fractured left hand. While his chances of returning this season are slim, the 26-year-old is out of his removable brace and is expected to begin a hitting and fielding progression in the near future. The hope is that Drury will enter spring training at full health after a normal offseason.
Drury (hand) will receive a follow-up CT scan when the Blue Jays return to Toronto at the beginning of September, Mike Wilner of Sportsnet 590 The Fan reports. Drury received follow-up imaging on his fractured hand over the weekend, and doctors were apparently pleased with his progress. He's expected to stick in a removable splint until he's reevaluated sometime next week.
Drury hit the 10-day disabled list with a fractured left hand Tuesday. It's more bad luck for Drury, who missed an extended period of time earlier in the season with impaired vision and migraines while with the Yankees. The severity of this issue and the possible recovery timeline are not yet clear. Richard Urena was called up to take his place on the roster.
Drury is out of the lineup Sunday against the Mariners. With four hits in 26 at-bats during his eight appearances for the Blue Jays, Drury hasn't made much of a positive impression for his new team. Those struggles are unlikely to result in Drury getting phased out of the Blue Jays' infield picture, though he might have to settle for a more restricted role until his bat begins to heat up.